Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Claire Thurlow

Claire Thurlow

The Hare

A pair of deep brown eyes is watching me, not afraid, but curious. It’s a hare, the so-called ‘common’ brown hare which, although widespread...

Discover the Hamble

Slipping down the cobbled streets of Hamble-le-Rice on a misty Sunday morning, I was beginning to think a walk wasn’t so appealing, but fortified...

Sing a Song of Sixpence

The blackbird is busy in the garden, searching for insects. Despite the winter sunshine, the thermometer reads -5 and the sparkling layer of frost...

Winter Walking – Meon Valley Trail

It’s a miserable December morning, damp and misty. A cobweb drapes across the wing-mirror of the Subaru, heavy with water droplets. My neighbour leaves...

The Road to the Wild West

We could have been in South Africa by now! How much further is it?’ We left Glasgow four hours ago, and on this July...

Hampshire Skies

So, did you see the Super Moon? Thanks to the closest orbit of a full moon to Earth in 70 years, on 13 November...

Not Worms. And Not Slow!

Monty Don would be proud! We’ve managed to turn our garden clippings and kitchen peelings into crumbly, cocoa-coloured compost. I start to give the...

Wool-gathering

The 10 – 16 October 2016 was UK Wool Week, which didn’t register much with me until a tide of sheep flowed towards me...

A Day Out at Alice Holt Forest, Farnham

As the seasons change and the leaves take on their autumn colours, it’s good to get out into the fresh air and make the...

Bzzzz

W hack! I flail at the air with a rolled-up newspaper, but only manage to slap myself on the leg. A mosquito is buzzing...